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I am 34 year old and I am a wife and the mother of a beautiful 3 year old son. I grew up in a small town in Germany. As a child and teenager I never had a weight problem. I was comfortable in my own skin and was active playing volleyball and doing gymnastics as an after-school activity.
When I came to the US everything changed for me. I was not used to having access to so many different kinds of foods at all hours of the day. Of course I wanted to try it all. After a year here in the ...
I am 34 year old and I am a wife and the mother of a beautiful 3 year old son. I grew up in a small town in Germany. As a child and teenager I never had a weight problem. I was comfortable in my own skin and was active playing volleyball and doing gymnastics as an after-school activity.
When I came to the US everything changed for me. I was not used to having access to so many different kinds of foods at all hours of the day. Of course I wanted to try it all. After a year here in the US my weight had increased by a whopping 90 lbs and from there just kept creeping up little by little.

I have close to 100 lbs to lose and I want this to truly be a lifestyle change, not just another diet.
I have decided to go with the Atkins lifestyle, since I have done it before and it worked great. The difference is, this time is I am staying with it for good.
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Member Since: 11/26/2011

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My Goals:
I want to get back to a healthy weight (lose about 100lbs) and have more energy to play with my son. I do not want to be the mom that sits on the sidelines.


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I am following a low carb lifestyle.

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12/23/2011 11:14:31 AM

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12/22/2011 1:24:34 PM

Thanks for your comment on my blog! We are going to stay strong this Christmas! We can celebrate and enjoy family and friends without ruining ourselves! You can do it...
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CHANGING4ME49
12/21/2011 6:58:14 AM

Thanks for the friend add. I have added you too. I read your profile and saw where you don't want to be that person who can't play with her son because she is too tired, or has to sit on the side lines of life because of your weight. Well, I did exactly that. I missed out on most of the joys of my daughter's childhood because I was too fat, too tired, too lazy and hurting too much to play with her. I allowed my weight to get in the way of enjoying what of the most precious gifts we have. Our children. Being fat has cost me dearly too, not only with my daughter but with life in general. I am now 53 years old, have painful arthritis in both knees and major health issues. My daughter is 25 and I have a beautiful little grandson who I adore. I am trying hard to stay as active with him as possible although years of being obese have definitely taken their toll. My grandson is the reason I finally opened my eyes to what I was doing to myself. I am now in the midst of losing the weight that has has held me captive my adult life. I want to be around for the little guy for as long as I can. I regret not doing this when my daughter was younger. I was too caught up in my own personal pain back than to see pass the food I was shoveling in. You get one chance at this life. You don't get to turn around and do it over again. So let me tell you this my friend. You are on the right track, right now but it is up to you to stay on that track. Do it! Lose the weight now! Don't waste another minute. You are still young enough to have time with your son and to be in good shape for any grandchildren you may have one day. I will never be able to run and jump with my grandson because of the amount of arthritis I have due to the excess weight. I will never see my precious grandson's face clearly because of the retinopathy I have in my eyes due to Type 2 Diabetes brought on by years of being fat. This however doesn't have to be your future. YOU can still make your dreams come true. Don't stop. Don't allow anything to get in the way. Keep pushing. You are worth the hard work and effort it takes to care for yourself. The power is within YOU! Seize it!! Please! For you. For your son. He will be so grateful that his mommy cared enough to live healthy for him. emoticon

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12/13/2011 8:41:04 AM

Thanks so much for the goodie! I'm glad you enjoy my ramblings. Now if only my sons were so impressed with my wisdom...

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